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#AA-2025   1/72 scale  Arado Ar E.581-4  Luft '46 Flying wing fighter concept

 

Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

16 resin parts

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Vac-formed canopy & Decal

 

Span 125 mm

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Length 78 mm

 

Unit price: US$22

Shipping charge: US$2 

Each model kit contents one set of canopy and one sheet of decal. Extra accessories of the canopy and decal can be side-order.

Extra decal

US$0.3

Extra canopy

US$0.6

 

Aircraft History and Specification

In 1943, Arado began a work on the series of the Ar E.555 flying wing Amerika-bomber project. This flying wing configuration was thought to be the best design to fulfill a requirement of high speed, heavy loading and long-range aviation. Due to the design acceptance by the Reichsluftfahrt Ministerium (State Ministry for Aviation) in early 1944, the Arado design team scaled down the same configuration to design a smaller size fighter version, the Ar E.581-4. It was a single-seat fighter that powered by the single HeS011 turbojet engine. The delta wing with the twin fins was designed as the Ar E.555 bomber. In fall of 1944, Reich was deteriorated in war situation. For concentrating the facility resources on the existing fighters production, Arado was ordered to stop all the new projects process that included the Ar E.581-4 fighter.

Ar E.581-4 picture courtesy of Dan Johnson www.Luft46.com

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Jet powered Interceptor

To create a high speed, long range fighter with flying wing configuration

8.95m.

5.65m.

2.6m.

1x Heinkel HeS 011 turbojet

Unknown

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2x 30mm MK 108 cannon

 

Model References

The Arado Ar.E.581-4 is suitable to group with the following collection series.

German flying wing fighter design in second World War

Arado Ar.E.581-4

Blohm & Voss BA.Ae.607

Gotha Go.P.60

Heinkel He.P.1078a

Heinkel He.P.1078b

Heinkel He.P.1078c

Heinkel He.P.1079a

Heinkel He.P.1079b

Heinkel He.P.1079c

Henschel Hs.P.122

Henschel Hs.P.135

Horten IX (Gotha Go.229)

Horten X

Horten XIII

Lippisch Li.P.9

Lippisch Li.P.11

Lippisch Li.P.12

Lippisch Li.P.13a

Lippisch Li.P.13b

Lippisch Li.P.15

Lippisch Li.P.20

Messerschmitt Me.163

Messerschmitt Me.334

Messerschmitt Me.P.1111

Messerschmitt Me. Schwable

German experimental / project aircraft in second World War

 

Arado flying wing aircraft

Arado Ar.E.581-4

Arado Ar.E.555

Arado Projekt I

 

War time experimental /project  aircraft

 

Luft 1946 aircraft